You can follow Rebecca Goss’s wonderful poetry initiative, ‘Heart Poems for Children’s Heart Week’ via her blog. Read five heart-themed poems each day. Share to show your support for the work of the Children’s Heart Federation.
The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations; working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families. Their vision is one of ‘a society in which all children with congenital heart disease have both their medical and social needs met so that they can live life to the full.’ You can find out more about them at www.chfed.org.uk Twitter: @CHFed and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chfed
Strong Heart Songs
By Jo Bell
When their men rode off in warpaint
the women of the prairie tribes
stood tall to sing Strong Heart Songs.
They sang the strength into their men:
You must be saying all the time to yourself:
I must be brave. I must not fear anything.
Even when the fight came to…
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